Capital Maharaja Group Director/Chief Operating Officer SC Weerasekera (left) exchanges the Memorandum of Understanding with Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka. Mohomed Shiras, Head of Product Development and Plumbers Club of S-lon Lanka, and PUCSL Director GeneralMitha Kumarasinghe are also present
With the aim of assisting plumbers in their career advancement and improving the overall quality of Sri Lanka’s plumbing industry, pioneering water management solutions provider S-lon Lanka Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Public Utility Commission of Sri Lanka ( PUCSL).
In October 2001, the S-lon Plumbing Club was founded to establish and improve the standards of the modern plumbing industry and increase the professionalism of the plumbing profession. Plumbers have benefited from the practical and informative programs run nationwide by S-lon Lanka Ltd. be carried out, which has a strong network of over 8,000 plumbers. The main objectives of these programs are to improve the knowledge and technological know-how of plumbers related to the proper handling and installation of pipes and fittings. Improper handling pollutes clean water and clean air, thus affecting healthy life. In addition, proper knowledge of the installation would extend the life of the product while keeping it performing optimally.
As a testament to its commitment to the cause, S-lon has partnered with PUCSL alongside the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), which offers plumbing technicians the opportunity to become accredited as “licensed technicians” by meeting the level of the National Get Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) 3.
SC Weerasekera, Director/Chief Operating Officer, Capital Maharaja Group, said: “I am honored and pleased to give my recognition to the plumbing industry that has helped us from our inception to make S-lon a success story. This partnership with the Sri Lankan Public Utilities Association will undoubtedly raise the standards of plumbing technicians and thereby raise the standard of the entire industry itself.”